Paula Deen's Cheesy Meatloaf



1 pound ground beef

1 House Seasoning teaspoon (garlic powder, black pepper, and salt mix)

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium bell pepper, chopped

1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup crushed crackers, like Ritz

1 seasoned salt teaspoon, like Lawry's

2 white bread slices

1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 cup milk

1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

Onion, chopped, optional

1 bunch fresh parsley leaves, chopped, optional



Preheat oven to 350 ° F.

Mix all ingredients together, except the bread slices and sauce. Shape into a loaf. Line a 1 1/2-quart loaf pan with the bread slices. Place meatloaf on top. Bake loaf for 45 minutes. The bread absorbs the grease and should be discarded after loaf is removed from oven.


Heat the soup and milk over medium heat; add the cheese. Add the chopped onions and parsley to the sauce, if desired. For sauce over the meatloaf or pass at the table.